Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Media roundup

Huddersfield Examiner - Waste of money!
"HEADHUNTERS were paid £22,000 by Kirklees Council to fill a single position. And leading councillors have hit out at the authority saying they are wasting tax payers' money on recruitment consultants. The Examiner requested the figures under the new Freedom of Information Act."

This is North Scotland - Shocking figures show most nhs wards in grampian have been hit by superbug
"Almost every ward in the main hospitals in the north-east has been affected by the MRSA superbug. Unprecedented figures showing the true picture of the infection in the area have been obtained by the Press and Journal under the Freedom of Information Act."

This is North Scotland- Holyrood happy with £50,000 spent on drink in seven months
"The Scottish Parliament has defended the amount of money spent on alcohol in the members' bar and restaurant. According to figures available under the Freedom of Information Act, about £50,000 worth of wine, beer and spirits have been consumed in seven months between the time the new building opened in September and the end of March."

Bath Chronicle - Higher risk of being caught
"According to data obtained by the Sunday Times newspaper under the Freedom of Information Act, the region has seen the greatest rise in the country in the number of "live" roadside units."

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